Questions & Answers for Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD
11 Questions from the Community
Can I connect 3 Apple Thunderbolt 2 displays?
I have a 15-inch MacBook Pro 2018 (ID 15,1). I've got 3 Apple Thunderbolt 2 displays that I would like to connect via this hub. I saw in the description that it can accommodate 2 displays (using appropriate adapters) via both the USB-C port and the DisplayPort. Does that mean two each port for a total of 4 or is this hub limited to a total of 2 displays combined from all the ports? If limited to 2 overall, is anyone aware of another solution that can accommodate 3 displays?
- Asked by Adam P from Beverly
- 18 Sep, 2018
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Can I use a thunderbolt 2 to thunderbolt 3 adapter to use this?
I have an early 13 MBP 15" with NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1 GB Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB, 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7, and 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3.
All that to say, I have thunderbolt 2 ports and I need a dock. I know there are good thunderbolt 2 docks but I plan on upgrading the laptop by the end of the year and would love it if I could buy a thunderbolt 3 dock and use a dongle in the meantime. Im sure at a minimum, it wouldn't be as powerful, but If I could get by with that for now, I would like to at least know.
Thanks for your time,
- Asked by Steven W from Milford
- 6 Mar, 2018
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This product works with the MacBook Pro 2017 launched June 5, 2017. I have tried 1 Dell 4K monitor and 1 5K LG Thunderbolt 3 and these worked together. The Dell display used DisplayPort and the LG display connected to the 2nd Thunderbolt 3 port on the dock.
Does not work with the MacBook which only has a single USB-C interface. Be aware, the USB-C interface looks just like Thunderbolt 3, but does not offer the higher capabilities of Thunderbolt 3.
Thunderbolt 3 interfaces on shipping Macs also function as a USB-C port when USB-C peripherals are attached.
- Answered by Bryant D from Provo
- 22 Jun, 2017
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Does it support Apple USB SuperDrive?
Apple USB SuperDrive needs additional power supply, that makes it does not support any USB hub. Does this dock support for additional power supply?
- Asked by Peiyu L from Riverton
- 6 Jun, 2017
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I use the USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter plugged into one of the Thunderbolt/USB-C ports on the hub. My monitor uses the VGA port, and I have my USB SuperDrive connected to the USB port. This configuration seems to work fine. I would suspect that other Apple-brand USB-C adapters that have a USB-A port might also allow the SuperDrive to work.
- Answered by Charles G from San Francisco
- 2 Aug, 2018
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Must I use one of the thunderbolt ports to connect it to the wall?
- Asked by Gustavo B from Porto Alegre
- 28 Jun, 2017
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The dock supports one 4K monitor through the Display Port at 60 Hz, but once the computer goes to sleep, your monitor may not resync on wake up. This turns out to be the problem with using this dock with the Dell P2715Q and other 4K monitors. I had the same problem with sync on wake up with two lower resolution monitors.
- Answered by Susan P from San Jose
- 25 Oct, 2017
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Does the dock support a 4k monitor at 30Hz or 60Hz through the mini display port?)
Does thunderbolt help with video editing
- Asked by Nicolette M from Edmonton
- 27 Apr, 2018
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Is there a similar hub for the 2017 MacBook laptop (12 inch)?
- Asked by Guillem P from Mountain View
- 23 Jun, 2017
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